Sony Walkman

Sony released the first Walkman, the TPS-L2, in Japan on July 1, 1979 for the equivalent of about $150. It entered the US market in June of 1980. If instead of buying the Walkman on launch day, you had invested in Sony stock, your shares would be worth an estimated $2,641 today (or $2,289 after fees).
Release Date1 July 1979
Release Price$150.00
Company (ticker)Sony (NYSE: SNE)
Share Price (as of)USD 55.28 (2 August 2018)
Est. Value (with fees)$2,641 ($2,289)
Est. Return17.61x price, 7.6% IRR
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